MES 381 • BOOK OF JEREMIAH
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
In the Massoretic text of the Bible, Jeremiah is the second book among the Latter Prophets, after Isaiah. In terms of size, it is the largest among the prophetic books, although Isaiah consists of more chapters. The Book of Jeremiah reflects a lot of information about his life and the historical events during his lifetime. He was born around 645 BCE and began his prophetic mission in 627 BCE. He witnessed the destruction of the First Temple and shared the exilic experience with the exiles to Egypt in the 560's BCE. His prophecies reflect not only internal decisive events in Judea but also external historical events, to all of which he was very sensitive and constantly warned his people about the looming dangers in their behaviour--politically, socially, and religiously. We will read illustrative chapters in the original Hebrew and interpret and discuss it in Hebrew.
JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh; Complete Hebrew Bible; The Analytical Hebrew Chaldee Lexicon or Geseniu-Lexicon